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5th Feb, 2013 - John Mayall at BB King Blues Club in NYC. Photo by Arnie Goodman.
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Bruce Kelso - Mon, May 23rd, 2016 8:15 AM PDT
i was wondering if anyone has any pictures of a short late 1965 bluesbreakers lineup that had john, geoff krivit guitar,jack bruce bass and hughie flint drums.geoff only did a few shows to be replaced by peter green. he later joined the doctor k's bluesband who did a excellant lp in 1968. any info on photos of any of those 2 lineups would be great.

gauthier - Mon, May 23rd, 2016 6:47 AM PDT
don't forget montréal in your tour...please.

David Lowenberg - Thu, May 19th, 2016 7:52 AM PDT
Can I have an autograph please - David Lowenberg 1321 Capstan Drive, Allen, Tx 75013

Bruce Kelso - Tue, May 17th, 2016 10:13 AM PDT
hi thanks for responding re, the question of complete 67 shows. i would very much enjoy the repetiveness of all the 67 live shows. very sad to see its not gonna happen. my dream wish is a complete live show with the bare wires band.those 2 tracks on the primal solos lp are truely amazing.

Kathy "Kat" Dyer - Tue, May 17th, 2016 12:19 AM PDT
Back in the late 60`s a guy i met by chance told me about you and your band. Have been a fan ever since. You are a true Bluesman. Thank you for all you have given to the world of Blues and music.

Dear Claire (14th May) - Mon, May 16th, 2016 1:36 PM PDT
Thank you for your good wishes! We're sorry to say that we don't know of any plans for John to come back to Canada at the moment. He doesn't chose where they go to play as that is handled by his booking agents, but he says the audiences there are great, so we all hope he's back there soon! - johnmayall.com

Dear June (12th May) - Mon, May 16th, 2016 1:32 PM PDT
Thank you for your comments! We wanted to let you know that there is a tour of the UK in the works for the second half of 2017, and we'll be posting the dates for that on the "tour schedule" page when they're comfirmed. - johnmayall.com

Dear Bruce and Tim (May 3rd) - Mon, May 16th, 2016 1:10 PM PDT
We asked John about this and you were correct Tim. He said it would be too repetitive, and that this seemed like the best presentation to do justice to the performances and songs. We're really pleased to hear that you're enjoying the releases and hope this helps answer your question! - johnmayall.com

Claire Heffernan - Sat, May 14th, 2016 11:10 PM PDT
Oops I forgot to add - when are you touring on the west coast of Canada?

Claire Heffernan - Sat, May 14th, 2016 11:07 PM PDT
Hi John - I listened to your music in the early 1970's and then I moved onto celtic music and other genres. However, I just heard you being interviewed on CBC radio regarding your induction into the blues hall of fame and WOW I had forgotten just what a fantastic blues artist you really are. Congratulations. Claire Quadra Island BC Canada

GLENN CHRISTIANSON - Sat, May 14th, 2016 12:52 PM PDT
Hey John come and open the gate we're frying out here

June Churchward - Thu, May 12th, 2016 12:07 PM PDT
ps please come back to Britain for some gigs xxxx

June Churchward - Thu, May 12th, 2016 12:04 PM PDT
Listening to Blues from Laurel Canyon (original lp) for the ooomphtinsh time throughout my life, since I first bought it. Love it , you are the best. Saw you in concert many years ago at the Royal Albert Hall, fantastic. May we continue to blues and rock and roll. Much respect xxx

Bob Breu - Thu, May 12th, 2016 8:47 AM PDT
Keep Bringing it!

Chris - Tue, May 10th, 2016 11:01 AM PDT
Just a thank you for Live In 1967 Volume 2. John was my way into the blues, but it's Peter Green's playing on A Hard Road that made blues guitar in particular "click" for me. His playing on these live volumes are, in my opinion, the finest blues playing he has ever done. This stuff is pure gold.

Tim Pratt - Mon, May 9th, 2016 6:31 AM PDT
Played "Live in 1967" twice since it arrived friday.... I would have been happy to have bought all five shows that Vol's. 0ne and Two were compiled from in their entirety after hearing these releases.

Simon Hans - Thu, May 5th, 2016 6:13 AM PDT
Dear John,
One of my favorite blues songs (dream about the blues) puzzles me for some time now. The problem is that I do not fully recognize all the words you are singing. Can you help me? When I sing this song, I would like to do it right!
Kind regards, Simon Hans

Matti P. Pulkkinen - Tue, May 3rd, 2016 1:03 PM PDT
Thanks for being there all those years! Year after year I come back to your music and find it as fresh and pure as I found it when I was many years younger.

Tim Pratt - Tue, May 3rd, 2016 9:21 AM PDT
Bruce, My guess would be that since the shows were recorded so close together the "set lists" would be too similar to justify separate releases although like you I would be happy to see it.

Bruce Kelso - Tue, May 3rd, 2016 4:30 AM PDT
hi all john i was wondering why all the april 67s with peter,john, and mick cant or wont be released in there complete form. that would make a great diary of a band series.await you reply. peace bruce

Dear Einar (Apr 27th) - Mon, May 2nd, 2016 12:45 PM PDT
We appreciate your kind comments, and are happy to be able to say that we expect John and the band to be back in Europe for an extensive tour in early 2017. We don't have confirmed dates yet, so cannot say for sure that they'll be in Sweden, but we hope so! We'll post the dates as soon as they're confirmed. - johnmayall.com

Dear Paul (Apr 27th) - Mon, May 2nd, 2016 12:37 PM PDT
Yes, we didn't know either! It was a last minute fill in when Jonny Lang wasn't able to make it. We only knew a couple of days before and we did post on John's Facebook page, but there wasn't time to post on our "tour schedule" page. We're sorry that we weren't able to get the info to you! - johnmayall.com

Dear John (Apr 19th) - Mon, May 2nd, 2016 12:22 PM PDT
Thank you for your question. It looks like John and the band will be back in the UK for a tour in the later part of 2017. It is not confirmed yet, but as soon as it is we'll have the dates up on our "tour schedule" page. - johnmayall.com

Einar in sweden - Wed, Apr 27th, 2016 11:31 PM PDT
Hi John!

We miss you in sweden this year :/
Your shows are highlights of the year for me.
When do you think the next tour to sweden will be?.
Hope you got the time to answer....
Send my best to the guys in the band.
Long live the blues ♡

/Einar

Paul - Wed, Apr 27th, 2016 6:17 AM PDT
Did not know you were playing Jazzfest in New Orleans. I didn't see it on your tour schedule, nor did I check the Fest schedule.

First show I missed since 1985.

john cook - Tue, Apr 19th, 2016 2:36 AM PDT
John when are you coming back to Britain to do some gigs please?

Lou Novacheck - Sat, Apr 16th, 2016 7:15 PM PDT
I just heard on Johnny Meister's blues show on WXPN.org. Congrats! Like to see you in the Boise area!

Ruba - Thu, Apr 14th, 2016 8:16 PM PDT
I LOVE

Mario - Fri, Apr 8th, 2016 11:47 AM PDT
Grazie di esistere!!! Sto ascoltando un tuo LP: jazz blues fusion!!! SEI IL MIGLIORE!!!👍😄 Quando vedo vieni a Locarno? ciao da Mario e Giovanna

judi - Fri, Apr 8th, 2016 8:31 AM PDT
Super excited to see you added to our awesome RLC 2017!!! What a awesome opportunity for us! THANKS!

Neil McEvoy - Mon, Mar 28th, 2016 2:49 PM PDT
Absolutely phenomenal show at the Cabot in Beverly MA on Friday, 3/25. The whole band was tight and Rocky shredded all night long! Come back soon!

Richard Abbott - Mon, Mar 28th, 2016 8:32 AM PDT
Saw the show in Beverly, MA.Outstanding!You boys can cook it up!

Ray Desrochers - Sun, Mar 27th, 2016 7:30 PM PDT
Such an awesome performance at the Narrows Center. I felt privileged to see such a legend. I hope that you return.

Maureen Carter - Sun, Mar 27th, 2016 1:43 PM PDT
Fabulous show last night _ Cabot Theater Beverly MA.
Bought all the CD's, listen to them all the following day. Thank you

John Augeri - Sat, Mar 26th, 2016 8:14 PM PDT
Absolutely great show at the packed Cabot tonight! Amazing performances by John and the Bluesbreakers - a veritable who's who of session players in the blues world. Don't miss this tour!

KW White - Sat, Mar 26th, 2016 7:54 AM PDT
Please schedule Seattle!

Chick Dunn - Fri, Mar 25th, 2016 7:20 PM PDT
Oops, that's "THE Turning Point ", my bad. Then again, like you said last night, "Does it really matter?" :-))

Chick Dunn - Fri, Mar 25th, 2016 6:24 PM PDT
First time seeing you John,what a treat.So cool that I got to meet you and get my "Turning Point" album cover signed. Great show in Pittsfield last night, had a big smile on my face the whole night.The band blew me away, you really know how to pick 'em! Thanks again for all the great music and best of luck on the rest of your tour!! Oh and Chris, you certainly are...

John Augeri - Fri, Mar 25th, 2016 4:54 PM PDT
Members of the SF-based blues band The Tornotics will be in the Cabot Theater audience enjoying the performance Sat 26 March.

James mayall - Fri, Mar 25th, 2016 12:04 PM PDT
I wonder if we are related

Kathy - Thu, Mar 24th, 2016 5:49 AM PDT
Saw you at the Bull Run. A live show alright...blues from the heart of Johnny Mayall....alive concert, energetic and rockin. You are a world treasure.

Sally - Wed, Mar 23rd, 2016 4:45 AM PDT
Saw the show at City Winery last night and I am still reeling from the experience. Truly an honor to witness all of the colossal talent gracing the stage! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, again!

Einar in sweden - Mon, Mar 21st, 2016 12:23 AM PDT
Hi john!
I miss tourdates in scandinavia?!

Ellen McGarvey - Sun, Mar 20th, 2016 6:41 PM PDT
Just home from the Boulton theatre, Bay Shore, NY show! Thanks for another great performance! Xxx

Gene Douthit - Sun, Mar 20th, 2016 5:34 AM PDT
Awesome show last night..Thank you! Love the band.

Nicholas Keen - Sat, Mar 19th, 2016 2:14 PM PDT
I really enjoyed the show last night in Sellersville, PA. Great location, great event.

The Turning Point was my first rock album purchase following budget copies of Beethoven's Fifth and the 1812 no less, and got repeated plays on a sturdy Dansette record player when it came out.

To modern times, Greg Rzab's first base solo at the 6'o'clock show last night was sublime, and as for John, I hope that I am as on top of my game at his age as he clearly is. What a dynamic and talented musician and band. Thanks to all.

Ken and Cathy Mayall - Sat, Mar 19th, 2016 10:02 AM PDT
Fantastic show last night in Sellersville.
Thank you so much.

John and Marilyn Lavelle - Sat, Mar 19th, 2016 9:02 AM PDT
WE saw your concert at Sellersville last night. Awesome. It was a b'day gift for my sister and she is your newest big fan now....all of you guys. Come to Phoenixville PA Colonial Theater.

Judi Z - Sat, Mar 19th, 2016 6:46 AM PDT
Amazing show last night in Sellersville, PA. Loved finally getting to see you in person! You still have got it... after all these years. I got there late due to work-Did you do Room to Move?? That song always got me to my feet during my studying in nursing school... you, John Prine, Dave Mason, Janis Ian and Carol King. You were my saviors and my smiles. Thank you! Be well and stay healthy! Judi Z

Gary Cota - Sat, Mar 19th, 2016 6:12 AM PDT
Great show in Sellersville on 3/18! Your music in the 60's and 70's helped me discover the American Blues scene and made me a life long fan. Very encouraging seeing so many young people at your show last night. The Blues rolls on.

Nicholas Burlotti - Wed, Mar 16th, 2016 2:16 PM PDT
I'm doing a school project and wondering if you could you tell me: how you became a musician
-How long it took you to become famous/well known after you became a musician?
-What 5 songs would be your most famous?
-Would you still consider your music famous?
-How did you contribute to making your music famous
Thanks so much and please email me your responces - nicholas.burlotti@rbe.sk.ca

noel - Tue, Mar 15th, 2016 12:49 PM PDT
Wowie-Zowie show at Tin Pan in Richmond, VA! Thank you John Mayall for all the great music!

Jim Doran - Mon, Mar 14th, 2016 10:33 AM PDT
I greatly enjoyed John Mayall and his great band at The Tin Pan in Richmond Virginia last night! It's obvious that John still loves what he does.

Richard Ramsau - Sun, Mar 13th, 2016 7:07 PM PDT
Last night's show at the Lincoln theatre in Raleigh was AWESOME! Really enjoyed meeting you and the band after the show!

Paula - Sun, Mar 13th, 2016 5:03 PM PDT
Terrific show at the Lincoln Theater in Raleigh last night.

Bluesfan2100 - Sun, Mar 13th, 2016 8:44 AM PDT
Many thanks for keeping the blues alive. Great show at the Lincoln Theater Raleigh, NC. 3/12/2016

brenda littlewood - Sun, Mar 13th, 2016 5:21 AM PDT
my husband and I seen you at neberhood theater in charlotee nc you were fantastic we hope you come here again

Greg Byrd - Sat, Mar 12th, 2016 9:28 PM PST
Great show in Raleigh, NC. Long live the London Blues!

JR - Sat, Mar 12th, 2016 8:03 PM PST
Johnny Bluesseed -- thank you for planting blues seeds across the world. Awesome concert in Raleigh, NC !!

Bob Friedman - Sat, Mar 12th, 2016 7:00 PM PST
I was honored to usher for one of your shows at the Sellersville Theater last year. As expected, you were terrific!
I will again be ushering for you at Sellersville again on March 19, at the 6:00 show.
Last year, you did "Room to Move" at the later show, and I didn't get to hear it. I am hopeful that you will include it in your playlist for that 6:00 show. It was one of my favorites in my early years, and still has a positive effect on me 50 years later.
No matter what, though, I am looking forward to seeing you again, and honored to usher for you one more time!
Thanks for everything!
Bob Friedman

Ron - Sat, Mar 12th, 2016 7:35 AM PST
Looking forward to Live In 1967 Volume 2 n May 5th

Larry Tullos - Thu, Mar 10th, 2016 9:09 PM PST
I'll see you in Fort Worth in June for the first time, and just wanted to drop a hint that Buddy Whittington is still hanging around DFW looking for gigs.

Bec Green Perez - Thu, Mar 10th, 2016 9:03 PM PST
Just got home from the concert in Knoxville TN and I have to say it was one of the better concerts I've been to. This concert was a birthday present and I couldn't have been happier! I enjoyed myself immensely ... Love John (got a picture with him in the Lobby) and the rest of the band...especially the wonderful bassman. His solo was absolutely fantastic. He brought chills! Thank you for such a wonderful evening and birthday present! Come back to Knoxville, TN whenever you can!

Ken Moe - Thu, Mar 10th, 2016 6:20 AM PST
It was a great show in Atlanta last night, just amazing. Where can I find the set lists for this show and the others on the tour? John Mayall Blues Lives On!

Hi Mark (Mar 2nd) - Wed, Mar 9th, 2016 1:56 PM PST
There is the show tonight in Atlanta, and John will come out before the show to meet the audience, sell CD's, and sign autographs as he usually does at all his shows soon after doors open. We hope you can be there to meet him! - johnmayall.com

Mark Lazarewicz - Wed, Mar 2nd, 2016 9:28 AM PST
Can't find a meet and greet for Atlanta tonight is there one?

Scott Holland - Mon, Feb 29th, 2016 8:16 PM PST
John, I saw you in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area about 1969 and you and your bandmates were amazing!
Scott

Dear Arthur (Feb 29th) - Mon, Feb 29th, 2016 5:19 PM PST
We're sure that John won't be back in Ireland this year unfortunately, but there is a plan in the works for a UK tour in the second half of 2017, so he might be there then! - johnmayall.com

Dear Sacha (Feb 26th) - Mon, Feb 29th, 2016 2:29 PM PST
We're sorry, but we don't know of any plans in the works for John to come back up to Canada at the moment, but hopefully next year! - johnmayall.com

Arthur Murray - Mon, Feb 29th, 2016 1:09 PM PST
I saw John a couple of years ago in Dublin. I've been listening to his music since i was a small kid in the 1960s, when my brother played the bluesbreakers in his band. I loved the gig and i'm wondering if John has any plans to visit Ireland again?
cheers
Arthur

Alex Fisher - Mon, Feb 29th, 2016 9:02 AM PST
Great to see at last a proper copy of your album Find A way To Care on vinyl. Great pressing and the best way to hear John and the band play the Blues. So I encourage to go and buy in Vinyl and hear John at his best. In the UK Vinyl is back with a bang and sales are on the up. Please Forty Below Records try and get a simultaneous release on all formats for John's next album!

Peter Güntner - Sat, Feb 27th, 2016 9:02 AM PST
Ich bedanke mich für deine gute Musik,war auf jedem Konzert in Ulm (sogar Donauhalle)
wir haben uns schon in Ulm (Roxy) die Hand gegeben gegeben. Danke

Sacha Deptuck - Fri, Feb 26th, 2016 10:54 AM PST
Hey guys!

I would love to see you up in Canada. Any plans on returning soon?

Thanks,

Dear Sam (Jan 30th) and Steve (Jan 29th) - Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016 3:26 PM PST
We can't confirm yet but it seems possible that John and the band will be back up in San Francisco towards the end of the year, so hopefully you'll be able to see them then! - johnmayall.com

Dear Jim (Feb 3rd) - Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016 3:21 PM PST
We passed on your comment to John's booking agents and they thought it was a good idea, so thank you! - johnmayall.com

Dear Charles (Feb 20th) - Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016 3:15 PM PST
We're sorry to say that there are no tour plans for Europe for this year, but John will be back in early 2017. We hope you can see him then! - johnmayall.com

charles - Sat, Feb 20th, 2016 11:22 AM PST
Hi John !
Are you going to Europe and Sweden this year? I missed your show in Stockholm last september because my daughters weddingparty. I had to chose and she won ofcourse. It will not happen again. I hope to see you soon in Stockholm. We had a short chat in NY at the City Winery september 2014 Before the show. Outstanding as Always. Your greatest fan Charlie.

David Ellis - Fri, Feb 19th, 2016 5:27 PM PST
Gonna make a road trip to catch the Nashville show March 8. Got into Mayhall 42 years ago and never caught a show. Hoping to hear...Where did my Legs Go...Thanks for the " Memories"....

Dear Gauthier (Feb 4th) - Thu, Feb 18th, 2016 10:52 AM PST
We're sorry to say that there aren't any shows being planned in Canada for this year. It's the booking agents and the venues that arrange the shows, and John and the band go where they're booked. Hopefully they'll be back next year! - johnmayall.com

Bart Janssens - Wed, Feb 17th, 2016 12:15 PM PST
Hi John,Do you remember a(timid)british string player by the name of Antony Boast (B.1948 / Camberley-Surrey)? He used to come around/play at the Eel Pie Club(He also was handed E.C.'s guitar once at a gig cause he did not bring his own guitar), he played with Champion Jack Dupree for a while and disapeared to Belgium with his band The Junior Pilots.The story was that he was asked once to join your band but could not or didn't make the gig?I played with Tony for years-he was a great player and could play an awsome blues next to the multi-world string instruments he mastered.He passed away 10 years ago 16/02/2006.Greatings.B.J.

gauthier - Thu, Feb 4th, 2016 3:05 PM PST
are you came in montréal this year?

Jim Worsley - Wed, Feb 3rd, 2016 10:20 PM PST
Hi John, The first time I saw you live was way back at the historic Golden Bear in Huntington Beach. I have been a huge fan of your music for as long as I can remember. Just HAVE to see you the next time you play southern California. I know you have played the Coach House and the Belly Up quite often. Wondering if you will or have considered playing at the Catalina Jazz Club in North Hollywood. Nice club that would seem ideal for you. I know I would be there!!!

alan fleming - Mon, Feb 1st, 2016 7:45 PM PST
I have 4th row seats to see you in Knoxville Tn. You helped turn me on to the blues. Thank you

Sam Rodriguez - Sat, Jan 30th, 2016 4:49 AM PST
When you going back to California thats where i wanna be california.John please let me know when your coming to San Francisco,California ala Mission

steve gutierrez - Fri, Jan 29th, 2016 8:45 PM PST
When will may be coming to San Francisco?

maquet - Tue, Jan 26th, 2016 3:28 AM PST
hello ... i search the lyrics of...just the sucker for love.
can't you help me
tanks

Tim Pratt - Mon, Jan 25th, 2016 4:46 PM PST
Still working my way through my Mayall collection and am up to the two 1979 releases on DJM,can you ask John who owns the rights to these albums and if there's any chance of a cd release in the future. My vinyl copies are in crap condition and it would be nice to herar them cleaned up. Thanks!

bruce s kelso - Mon, Jan 25th, 2016 5:37 AM PST
happy new year all, i would love to see a reunion of some of the musicans who played with john back in the 60s and early 70s. chris mercer, larry taylor harvey mandell ,aynsly dunbar jon hisemen mick taylor, henry lowther, etc.so many differnt styes of musicans it would be a very exciting evening of music.

Juan Manuel Millán - Sat, Jan 23rd, 2016 9:01 PM PST
I wish that you come back soon to Mexico.

Jan-Thomas Ölund - Sat, Jan 23rd, 2016 2:00 PM PST
My first record 1967 was the bluesbrakears then i love the blues. Tanke you!

alan fleming - Tue, Jan 19th, 2016 6:32 PM PST
Dear Mayall,
I just wanted to thank you for all the great music you have put out over the years. I started listening to you when i was very young. Each album you put out is a gem. I have 4th row seats to see you in Knoxville Tn. Again thank

jaap van der zouw - Thu, Jan 14th, 2016 2:23 AM PST
great radio streaming, interview and live music beta.prx.org/stories/38560
August of 2006 at the Telluride Jazz Celebration
have fun greeds jaap

Denny Rauen - Wed, Jan 13th, 2016 8:12 AM PST
Congratulations to Greg on finishing 1st in the voting and winning the honor of Best International Bass Player in " Blues Matters", one of the leading European blues music magazines. Long overdue and well deserved. Nice work Mr. Rzab!

Miranda Perez - Sun, Jan 3rd, 2016 12:29 PM PST
God Bless you Boss!!! You are a truly inspiration! We can't wait to have you back in Massachusetts this March 2016! Happy New Year 2016!!!

Best regards,

Miranda

charlesmcdonald - Sun, Jan 3rd, 2016 10:08 AM PST
hi john I went to the phonix theartre in Toronto Canada im from Toronto to see the legendary john mayall bloody brilliant magic I was hoping you would come back to Toronto soon it would be magic hope to see you soon thanks for keeping the blues alive charlie

Brian Healy - Sat, Jan 2nd, 2016 3:07 AM PST
Re John Mayall- The Blues Crusader by Dinu Logoz

Having seen the varied comments about this new book I decided to read it for myself over the holidays. Whilst it is undoubtedly largely a cut and paste from other sources it does have the merit of collating much of the more relevant facts and figures to provide a useful reference point with perhaps more relevance for newer fans. It does fill in the gap for UK fans in respect of the late seventies period when John was without a recording contract but clearly still actively touring with various line ups.
Written mostly in laudatory terms towards the end of the text a more critical and questioning tone emerges leading this reader to question whether frustration had crept in due to a lack of direct access to the subject himself, or perhaps a withdrawal of any limited cooperation? The author queries song choices on albums such as In the Palace of the King querying the wisdom of finally disbanding that incarnation of the Bluesbreakers whilst suggesting that disbanding was far from amicable. Most long term fans might more pertinently query why John had persisted with that stable lineup for so long a spell given his previous talent in reinventing himself through changes in band personnel.

In the end of the day the only person who can answer what few questions the author raises is John himself should he ever find time away from the road to write a definitive autobiography!

Finally, did laziness or lack of budget prevent the final print from being proof read? It contains many typographical errors throughout, one of the most glaring being several references to Bonnie Raitt as "Riatt"! Unforgivable.

Einar in sweden - Sat, Jan 2nd, 2016 1:31 AM PST
Hi john!
Happy new year!
I'm looking forward to see your next tour visit in sweden and denmark.
As you maube now, i'm the guy that allways come to your shows :)
Ive been growing up with your music and my earliest memories is when my father played the beano album when i was 3 years old....thats 37 years agoe. I have gone trough all kinds rock music in my teens.....but now days blues is the only thing for me.
When times are tough, i put on your road dogs album and play along on drums....
Your music has been and still are extremely importand for me.
/einar

Ron - Thu, Dec 31st, 2015 3:23 PM PST
Happy New Year, John

Hans Mathot - Thu, Dec 31st, 2015 12:47 PM PST
I lovend John. Fan since 1969.

albert venti - Fri, Dec 25th, 2015 5:30 AM PST
Back to the Roots is my favorite - best of luck to you for what its worth

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